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session of parliament about the phone hacking scandal. the head of scotland yard and his deputy have resigned. even prime minister david cameron is under fire. he's a friend and neighbor of former murdock executive rebecca brooks who resigned and is under criminal investigation. >> at the moment, if he's unable to provide the leadership the country needs -- >> and in another twist, police found one of the first whistle-blowers in the case, sean horr, dead at his home. his death is not considered suspicious. while some have called for murdock himself to step down, he is said to have the support of news corp.'s board members. >> today, there will be even more eyes watching the metropolitan branch trail. one group is springing into action after a series of crimes along that eight-mile path between union station and silver spring. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live in northeast with more on the story. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you, mike. so, imagine this, you're on the trail, you're doing your thing. you're walking, jogging or riding your bike to work and the next thin
that now involves scotland yard, very high-level politicians there. >> cbs news correspondent michelle miller has more on the biggest challenge ever to this powerful media mogul. >> it all shows lack of good judgment. >> reporter: for days, ministers in parliament have called for answers from the man rarely forced to answer anyone. now, rupert murdoch must face british lawmakers in a high-stakes effort to defend himself and his media empire. according to a bloomberg report, the 80-year-old ceo is under growing pressure to step down. and may be replaced by current coo chase kerry. >> they're in big trouble. they have criminal investigations that they have to go through. they have parliamentary investigations and they have a lot of shareholders who are really restless. >> reporter: restless because in the two weeks since the phone hacking scandal broke, stock in murdoch's parent company, news corp, has dropped nearly 15%. a loss of an estimated $6 billion. in 30 years, murdoch transformed a single australian newspaper into the world's second largest media company. worth an estimated $36
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